Thu 1 Oct - Day 17: Burgos to Hornillos Del Camino 21km
308km walked. 477km left to walk.
Leaving Burgos early at 7am to conquer the meseta. The meseta has a harsh reputation including avoiding walking through there in the middle of the day if you can.
For the uninitiated, the meseta, the tablelands crossing parts of northern Spain, are a long stretch of nothingness including no facilities, no fuentes and no shade. The guide books recommend bring plenty of water and cover yourself from the sun.
The western exit out of Burgos was a lot nicer than the eastern entrance two days ago. However, the walk out of Burgos soon turned into a bit of wasteland, where little of value grew and new motorways and roads were built.
The Camino Road to Santiago is not always glamorous.
There was however a bit of interesting graffiti / street art along the way.
The Camino team I travelled with had a late breakfast in Tarjados. I had an Americano, a tortilla espanol and a croissant. All was very tasty.
Fracking is the process of drilling down into the earth before a high-pressure water mixture is directed at the rock to release the gas inside. Water, sand and chemicals are injected into the rock at high pressure which allows the gas to flow out to the head of the well.
Soon after Tarjados, the meseta started.
In fact, it was very pleasant to walk the meseta today. Or at least walk as far as we walked today, to Hornillos Del Camino. Tomorrow there will be more of the meseta.
With me boneheading the photo.
There was also a washing machine and clothes lines which I took advantage of, to get the rest of my gear clean.
A study of pilgrim / albergue life.
The food offer at "Meeting Place" was too good to refuse:
OK. I may not have been totally quiet myself.